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For years I have argued that censorship exists in this country, no one paid attention. Thank you for making my point.

Their product has become garbage and as garbage it will be thrown out.

Newspapers have become inconsequential as they choose to ignore stories that occur at ground zero in their own home state. What hypocrisy.....

Wagner also trotted out the "Bush initiated it" canard, despite the fact that it's been thoroughly dismantled: http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/10/video-cornyn-blows-up-bush-did-it-too-on-fast-and-furious/

Just curious, Greg, what are you going to write about when there isn't the AZ Republic to kick around?

Wagner stated that a large portion of the sales in f and f were legal. No straw purchases are legal and buy allowing these actions the government broke its own laws. But that has never stopped them before.

So, Greg, the world will be a better place when newspapers go away? What about all the people whose livelihoods depend on newspapers? Journalists, pressmen, delivery carriers, advertising reps, etc. Do they not count?

Scott, that is where the stakeholders in the Republic come in. Make your voice known to your employer about the junk-news-opinion that masquarades as "journalism" in the paper. I used to be part of the working staff in my teen years delivering this paper and three others. I hate to see them self destruct but unfortunately, all employees are relying on decisions the editorial staff and publishers are making and we still have a free society where one is allowed to choose what they will purchase. If not, we have the old " Pravda". The Republic needs to choose it's path. Does it want to be a reliable news source with journalistic standards and ethics or opinion-infused news pieces.

Chick, it just wants to make money. It's owned by Gannett. Journalistic standards be damned. Wagner and Craig Harris are about the only reporters still there who can tackle a complex story like this one. The place is full of recent grads willing to work for less than $35,000, as well as a ton of Cronkite students. Most of them have taken just one or two journalism classes. And the weak-kneed editors never challenge higher-ups because they are all afraid of being in the next round of layoffs. There was a time when reporters and editors could argue about stories. Those days are gone.

Hey, Scott B., how about a little bit of entrepreneurship? Get together with your fellow reporters (you can see the writing on the wall, can't you?) and start your own paper, blog, or whatever you can come up with to still do your work and get paid. For centuries there were town criers, then newspapers came along, then radio, tv, the internet (what's next?). People will still need information and will still be willing to pay for it. Good luck.

Agree with Ron. The sports section has appeared for the most part, to have steered clear of the agenda that drives the rest of the paper.

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